Tuesday, May 1, 2012

THE RETURN OF THE SHIRT DRESS

Happy May Day all!  Today we're saluting the shirt dress. I haven't seen too many of these since the 1980s but OMG they're simply gorg, aren't they?  Remember Kathleen Turner in Body Heat?  She wore the white one that became iconic.  Cybil Shepard in Taxi Driver wore a memorable version as well (Also white).  The shirtwaist is actually a more relaxed version of the hourglass, a tailored look concentrating as much on the bodice detailing as the skirt. Typically shirtwaists have long shirt-like or billowing sleeves and full gathered skirt. The above version is spot on with the Mad Men trends, with 3/4 length sleeves and accented waistline.  Shirtwaists look hot in lightweight fabrics like organza, chiffon and crepe, as well as medium weights like linen. The above version is by Michi Callica and could go be adapted to any style wedding from a garden reception to an elegant gala wedding at the Plaza.

4 comments:

The Fashion Commentator said...

Wow, this picture makes me think to Carolina Herrera elegance! :)
Very modern and easy chic for a young bride...special!
Alessandro - http://www.thefashioncommentator.blogspot.com

HiLLjO said...

I like this for any age bride. SO chic.

yiqin; said...

omg nice <3

Jennifer Vance said...

I tried on a shirtdress at thrift store for the first time and fell in love!It was almost perfect,just a little small and not quite the right color. :( But now I'm on the lookout for a good one.